Freezing Blueberries ~The Easy Way~ is like saving Summer all Year Long……
So, let us see how easy this really is…………
~Freezing Blueberries the Easy Way~
Freezing blueberries is a snap! First of all, simply leave the blueberries in their original container, un-rinsed and un-washed and pop into your freezer!!!! Make sure to leave the existing plastic cover on the box or package or simply leave them in their “clam-shell” plastic container. The reasoning behind not washing or even rinsing your blueberries, is that they will freeze ~ individually~ this is key! By freezing them “dry” -meaning not washed- the blueberries are easy to handle when you need them. Since they are being frozen individually, you can simply take a few at a time for a smoothie or a cupful for muffins. The secret is to freeze them while they are still dry and then rinse them just before using.
Frozen Blueberries are a perfect addition to cold drinks…..use the frozen blueberries in place of ice cubes!
Learn how to Freeze Strawberries and Raspberries the Easy Way, too!
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Frozen blueberries are the bomb!!! So simple to freeze, so simple to use!!! Adding your frozen blueberries to smoothies is easy, just rinse and toss into the blender; they will add just enough “chill factor” so you will not need to add ice cubes. These berries are so handy……When getting ready to use in your blueberry coffeecake or blueberry muffins, simply take out the needed amount and place them in a colander or strainer and quickly rinse them under cold water. Since they are frozen, the blueberries will develop of slightly icy glaze which enables you to quickly fold them into your batter without them thawing. This way your batter does not turn a bluish gray….. 🙂 and the blueberries keep their shape. My favorite, go-to gardening cookbook by Barbara Damrosch & Eliot Coleman entitled, The Four Season Farm Gardener’s Cookbook. This book has wonderful information on growing and using blueberries as well as a multitude of gardening information.
Another super way to use your frozen blueberries is to take one cup of blueberries, rinse under water, and place in a small saucepan. Next, add 1/4 cup plain water and 1/4 cup organic cane sugar. Simmer on low heat until bubbly. This is a simple homemade version of blueberry syrup made fresh to order. It is wonderful spooned over French toast, oatmeal, waffles, pancakes or yogurt. You can add raspberries, strawberries or blackberries to the mix. Just remember to adjust your other ingredients to the amount of berries being used.
Final thought, since Freezing Blueberries could not be easier……..start now!!
And, best of all…..they make a super healthy, super easy snack!!! Since they are frozen and cold, they make it so easy to just pop in your mouth right out of the freezer for a refreshing treat!!!
Plus, not to mention all the wonderful antioxidants they deliver free of charge!!!
In conclusion, these little blueberries add flavorful, healthy color to life.
After reading How to Freeze Blueberries………..Smile and eat more blueberries!!!